Some good news for Coffee and Pizza lovers

The Tenant Centre on St Francis Drive One has been a hive of activity with Legends bub being demolished along with changes to the paint and knitting shops both vacating for what will soon house Maritime Marine when it relocates.

Also undergoing some changes has been on of local coffee lovers favourite havens, Pedal & Spoke has been closed for the past few weeks undergoing a makeover. The refurb has takebn a little longer than it should have so with Rambling Rosa closed for the annual break, coffee lover have been limited in choice. Well all that will change this morning, or so we hear for Pedal & Spoke will open around about the time we send out this newsletter.

An offer you cannot refuse!

Still a very well-kept secret to many a St Franciscans is the multi-purpose accommodation / camping and caravan park / event & wedding venue and restaurant situated at the corner of the R330 and the Oyster Bay Road. We write of WaterberryPark set on a triangle of land stretching from the Oyster Bay road almost to the river running parallel to R330 until it meets the Kromme River bridge

Becoming increasingly popular as it is discovered by more and more locals is their Berries Cafe & Bar which serves up a delightful menu of light fare as well as having their own purpose built  Wood Fired Pizza Oven.  

If you haven’t yet visited Waterberry Park you are in for a surprise for co-owners David and Gary have transformed this piece of real estate on the border of St Francis into a garden, dare we day it. Eden. The restaurant is situated in the main building facing onto gardens both to the east and to the west. Now all those living in St Francis know our prevailing winds are east and west and when they blow the wind can make outdoor life, unless you surfing, quite miserable. Well clever architectural design allow diners to enjoy dining outdoors no matter the wind direction. There is of course indoor dining in the cosy restaurant for the chilly days and evenings.

Well here is a great offer at Berries Cafe for the month of June but starting yesterday.

Order two pizza’s but only pay for one.

And there pizza’s are great, SFT has eaten at Berries several times and never been disappointed with the quality.

Traffic control and law enforcement get new wheels

The operation of Kouga Municipality’s Traffic and Law Enforcement sections will be moving up a gear following the acquisition of three new vehicles.

 A new branded sedan, to be used for traffic control, and two bakkies for Law Enforcement were delivered to the municipality last week.

Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson said the new sedan would boost visible traffic control across the region.

 “For a long time it was not unusual to see three or four Traffic officers crammed into one vehicle. This means they were not being used optimally to help keep road-users safe.”

He said the 4 x 4 and 4 x 2 bakkies for the Law Enforcement section would also enable Law Enforcement officers to maintain a higher visibility and improve their response time to complaints.

 “Both these sections have been doing a fantastic job when it comes to traffic management and by-law enforcement despite the constraints they have faced. We are proud of these dedicated teams and pleased that we can support and take their work forward.”

Almost 200 fines and notices were issued to traffic offenders on Kouga roads during April 2019. This included 145 fines and 44 warrants that were executed, totalling R163 150.

Benson said joint roadblocks, including an Easter weekend campaign, had also been held with the police.

“We are very proud that there were no road fatalities in our area during the busy Easter period.”

April statistics for the municipality’s Law Enforcement section are equally impressive.

“Seventy fines, totalling R21 300, were issued during the month for offences ranging from sleeping in shops and selling expired foods to illegal electricity connections and walking dogs without leases,” Benson said.

 “Our Law Enforcement team also took part in four Field operations with the police at Hankey, Thornhill, Jeffreys Bay and Humansdorp.”

 The sedan and 4 x 4 bakkie were supplied by Clayton Damons Pty Ltd and the 4 x 2  bakkie by Sky Metro Equipment.      

Press release – Kouga Meadia – Laura-Leigh Randall